DCH to Only Administer COVID-19 Vaccines Once a Week in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Those looking to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Tuscaloosa will soon find it a little harder to do so as demand for doses continues to drop in the area.
According to the Tuscaloosa County Emergency Management Agency on Twitter, DCH Regional Medical Center will only be offering vaccinations one day a week beginning June 28.
Right now, vaccine seekers can get the Pfizer vaccine by appointment on Wednesdays and Fridays from 7 a.m. to 5:50 p.m. at the hospital's new mobile vaccination site.
However, starting the week of June 28, DCH will only administer vaccines on Fridays.
Andy North, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at DCH told The Thread that a drastic drop in scheduled appointments has led to the change in appointment availability.
"Demand for the COVID-19 vaccine has continued to decline. For example, today we have 207 vaccines scheduled and next Friday we have 101. At one point we were doing over 1,000 a day," North said. "We are not anywhere near capacity."
To schedule an appointment visit DCH's website here. Individuals ages 12 to 17 must have a parent or guardian accompany and sign a consent form in order to receive a vaccine.